roads

More than 100 Fatalities on Minnesota Roads so Far this Year

The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota public safety officials say more than 100 people have died on state roadways so far this year. The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents. Alcohol, speed, distracted driving and seat belt use are the most common. They say at least 84 of the deaths involved vehicles, 12 were pedestrians and six…

City Crews Withstand a Blast of Wicked Winter Weather

Temperateures close to freezing and modest snowfall amounts made keeping Fargo streets easier than it couild have been

FARGO, N.D. — Snow started falling before dawn and crews were out early to keep the roadways clear, but plows weren’t the only ones swinging back into action. Snow caught many by surprise, but Fargo city crews were ready for Mother Nature’s wicked weather curveball. “We have a night crew that’s on staff they’re supposed to be sweeping, but in…

Unhappy in Your Job or Looking for a Change? Come Join the Minnesota State Patrol!

Recruitment for the Minnesota State Patrol begins next week

MINNESOTA — The Minnesota State Patrol has a need for new troopers who have what it takes to keep the state safe. Nearly 600 state troopers provide assistance, education and enforcement on a daily basis to provide for safe traffic movement on Minnesota’s roadways. However, this number frequently falls short due to troopers retiring each and every year. Now, the…

Authorities Warn Drivers of Potential Flooded Roads Across North Dakota

Warnings are also out for Oslo, Drayton, Pembina, Alvarado, Walhalla and upstream of Warren

  NORTH DAKOTA — Flood warnings continue for rivers north of Highway 2 as warm weather allows for continued runoff. Park River at Grafton is still forecast to crest early Saturday at 14.5 feet. That would be the 7th highest crest on record. The Pembina River at Neche is expected to hit 21.4 feet on Monday, the record is 21.7…

Roadway Litterbugs Beware: Fines May Drastically Increase for ND

North Dakota lawmakers approved a $500 fine for littering while driving

FARGO, N.D. — Drivers in North Dakota could face harsher fines for throwing garbage on state highways. NDDOT workers said it’s bad for the environment and can even be dangerous to other drivers. If you get caught littering on state highways in North Dakota, the fine is $100. But changing laws could drastically raise the fine to $500. The bill…

Look Out Drivers: Fargo’s 2017 Construction Season Gets an Early Start

Favorable weather conditions is allowing work on 32nd Ave South to begin next week.

FARGO, N.D. — The dreaded construction season is making an early comeback this year. City workers said orange cones could go up as soon as Monday. Remember 2016’s road construction on 13th Ave South? A new project in 2017 could look similar. City workers say if 32nd Ave South by Interstate 29 is on your work commute, you might want…

Warm Weather Helps Local Construction Get a Head Start

With a warmer than usual Fargo February, will the orange cones come back early?

FARGO, N.D. — For some, the construction season is never over. A warmer than normal February means more progress on new buildings. But will road construction make an early return? Fargo city engineers say even though you could go outside without a jacket, the underground frost will prevent early road construction. But some house builders said even if it’s below…

Senator Hoeven Asking for More Help for Officers at DAPL Site

Senator John Hoeven says protesters who are still at the camps continue to create more challenges for law enforcement

Senator Hoeven is encouraging the new director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide more officers to help local authorities clear out the remaining pipeline protesters. Hoeven also met with Interior Department nominee Ryan Zinke to talk about the challenges law enforcement continue to encounter by protesters illegally occupying Corps land. He says there have been instances of trespassing,…

Travel Alert Still in Effect for North Dakota, Minnesota Roads

ND-DOT, MN-DOT says drivers need to be cautious as they travel throughout the state

A Travel Alert remains in effect for northeastern North Dakota due to blowing snow and reduced visibility. In northwest Minnesota between East Grand Forks and Crookston, roads are partially covered with snow. There is drifting snow around the Donaldson and Greenbush areas. The road is slippery. Between US 75 near Hendrum and MN 32 near Twin Valley, there is blowing…

No Travel Advised on Many North Dakota, Minnesota Roads

Grand Forks says due to the snow conditions, plows will not be out on the roads

You should avoid venturing out tonight if at all possible. A No Travel Advisory has been expanded due to blowing and drifting snow creating near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions. NORTH DAKOTA ROAD CONDITIONS The No Travel Advisory covers all except the southwest section of North Dakota. It applies to all of the roads highlighted in red and white…